[Rd] How to execute R scripts simultaneously from multiple threads

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Fri Jan 5 14:16:18 CET 2007

Hi Erik,

Erik van Zijst <r at erik.prutser.cx> writes:

> Hi Martin,
> Your approach of bolting a webservices layer on top of R is a really
> nice (and quite natural) thing to do.
> As you already suggested, webservices are fairly expensive with their
> HTTP and XML-parsing, making it less suitable for many small
> invocations. However, it makes an ideal fit in most other environments.
> Webservices adoption has come a long way, so I expect it to easily find
> its way into the enterprise (is it GPL-licensed?).

The core work is supported by funds from http://cabig.cancer.gov; the
license is open-source (see links at

Thanks for your interest and support,

Martin T. Morgan
Bioconductor / Computational Biology

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